Monday, July 25, 2016

Only 5 months til Christmas

Ok, right now we are in the middle of a heat wave with no end in sight but just think, in just 5 months it will be Christmas again.  I know that has made everyone jump for joy. Hopefully, the weather will be cooler by then. In the meantime, stay inside and stitch and if you need something new to work on, then take a look at some new designs that are on the way.


From Country Cottage Needleworks
I totally agree with this except when the temps are close to 100 then it is just too hot to enjoy the beach.

Beach Day

From Waxing Moon Designs
I should stitch this and leave it up all year round since I'm never OFF duty. 

Witch on Duty

From Kit & Bixby
A great Halloween saying with a gorgeous border.

When Black Cats Prowl

From Imaginating
Four fun new designs. My favorite is the Halloween design followed closely by the elephants. 

  Let's Go to the Zoo                                 Bead Dazzled   

Full Moon Halloween


From Nikyscreations

Animal Farm

Freedom Quilt

From With thy Needle & Thread
Four new designs from Brenda Gervais and I love them all. My favorite is Scary Mouse (I must be in a Halloween mood today).

Scary Mouse

 Autumn's Fruitful Labor               One for the Crow        

I Rest Thy Needle

From Blackbird Designs
This is the 10th design in the Garden Club series.

How Does the Lily Grow

From Just Cross Stitch
NO...this has not arrived yet. I just wanted to share the cover picture. It looks like there are some really cute ornaments this year. Make sure to reserve your copy. It should arrive the end of August/first of September.

2016 Special Christmas Ornament Issue


Norden Crafts Online Needlework Show

 Shop from the comfort of your own home on this online show from Norden Crafts.
It begins Monday, Aug. 8 at 9:00am (CDT) 
and runs until Aug. 19 at 11:59pm (CDT)
If you are on Facebook, the link ( ) will take you to their online page. This is the central location for all things about the online needlework show. On this page, designers will be posting pictures of new designs. If you see something that you would like to have, please let us know. We will have to order it for you since Norden Crafts is not a retailer.

We will also have a section on our website "Norden Crafts Online Show" that will feature designs available once the show starts.

Some of the designs are LIMITED EDITIONS. If you want one of those, let us know ASAP. We will try our best to get it for you but quantities are limited.



Monday, July 18, 2016

On the way....

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Well, based on the heat we are having, I would say that summer is in full swing. As much as I need to be outside walking (and searching for Pokemon with my son), it is just too hot. Therefore, sitting on the couch and stitching seems like a much better idea. I have almost finished the snowman that I have been working on. It should be done by the end of the week. Yeah!!! That means I can start a new project soon. 

Need some ideas for a new project? Take a look at all the wonderful things that will be arriving soon in the shop.


From Samplers Not Forgotten 
I love this design. I might even have to stitch it and put it in my laundry room. 

Laundry Day

From Hands on Design
New beach and chalkboard designs as well as a new pumpkin design. Anyone ready for fall?

 To the Beach...

Anchor Down                                Grab Life   

Chalkboard Ornaments Pt. 2            Hey There Pumpkin      

From Val's Stuff
These adorable Christmas ornaments come with everything you need except for the floss. Includes: chart, perforated paper, JABCo Buttons, wool felt backing. 

Jingle My Bells                 Santa's Watching

From Kelmscott
New needle minders and scissors.

   Rose on Lilac                                    Mini Bee     
Needle Minder                            Needle Minder
                                                               The mini minder  
                                                                   measures 1" on each side.  

Oxbow Scissors
     Red                           Primitive                         Silver 
These scissors are 2.5" tall with sharp, pointy blades.

From Whimiscal Edge Designs
Some wonderful new thread keeps. I really love the vintage postcard and the mermaid tail.

       Bride Queen              Beeskep Vintage Postcard
 Thread Keep                           Thread Keep       

Mermaid Tail Thread Keep

From Little House Needleworks
A new design in the ABC samplers series and a new addition to the Hometown Holiday series. 

     Little House ABC Samplers:                  Hometown Holiday:          
part 2 (DE)                                                Diner    

From Country Cottage Needleworks 
Yep, another gingerbread house. Only 4 more to complete the village.

Gingerbread House #7
Gingerbread Village

From Nora Corbett (Mirabilia)
A new series from Nora...the "Bellas".  Beautiful ladies of the garden.

   Bella Butterfly & Bella Bee         Bella Rose & Bella Hydrangea

From CM Designs

Flakey Friends:
Birdie Bed & Breakfast

From Keslyn's
This describes me except for the "Mr." part.

Mr. Grumpy

It has arrived!

The 2016 Special Halloween Issue of Just Cross Stitch.

Get your copy today! 


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Have a great week!

Monday, July 11, 2016

Coming Soon!

The 4th of July weekend is over and I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. Mine was filled with family, food and fireworks. It was great! Since I missed a week of blogging, let me see if I can catch you up on some of the new designs that are on the way.


From My Big Toe
I love most all of My Big Toe's designs but my favorite of this group has to be "I'm a Stitcher". It is sooo true.

Today's Storm

Jesus Paid It All

Lost My Horse

I'm a Stitcher

From Carriage House Samplings
For some reason, this design really appeals to me. I'm not sure why. 

Carriage House on Main

From Kit & Bixby
Another wonderful patriotic piece. I'm going to add this design to the growing collection of patriotic patterns that I already have.

Land That I Love

From Lizzie Kate

Your Own Kind of Beautiful                    A Little Bee               

Yearbook Double Flip - July/August

Yearbook Double Flip - Sept./Oct.

From Little House Needleworks
What a nice "home" design. You could even change the color of the house to look more like your own.

My House - My Home

From Mani di Donna
The chart contains the graph and full finishing instructions for these cute little accessories. There is also an optional accessory pack available which includes the cotton backing, finishing fabric, a 3-piece Halloween pin set, and a mini black hornbook. 

Bewitched Sewing Set

From With My Needle
"A Gift from Heaven" was designed  to commemorate the births of the designer's twin granddaughters. She wanted each girl to have her own sampler that would be slightly different from her sister’s, but she also wanted them to coordinate.  Charts for both samplers are included. I wonder if she will design something for twin boys?

A Gift from Heaven

Sentiments 1 & 2

Amidst the Crowd

From Hearstring Samplery
A new collection of birds.

The Bird Collection - Part II

New item in the shop....

Q-Snap Kaleidoscope Clamp

Replace those plain white clamps with these fun and colorful ones.

 Limited Edition. 
Replacement clamps to hold the fabric onto the Q-Snap frame. 
Two clamps per package.
Available for the 6", 8", 11" and 17" Q-snaps


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